Newswise — April 2, 2015 – Warrendale, PA – The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) announces the winners of several student competitions held during the TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 15–19, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Colorado School of Mines earned the title of Materials Bowl Champions, and 10 student poster entries won awards in the TMS Technical Divisions Student Poster Contest, which included categories for both undergraduate and graduate students. One poster from each category also earned Best of Show rankings.
TMS 2015 Materials Bowl Competition
Student teams from 11 universities competed in the ninth annual Materials Bowl, a materials-themed quiz-show competition designed to test students’ materials science and engineering knowledge. The teams competed in four elimination rounds and two semi-final rounds that led to a championship round pitting the Georgia Institute of Technology “Wreckers” against the Colorado School of Mines “Orediggers.”
Colorado School of Mines, made up of team members Blake Whitley, Emily Mitchell, Connor Campbell, and Andrea Bollinger, took home the trophy for the fifth time in the competition’s history. The “Orediggers” received $250 for each team member and $500 for the school’s Material Advantage chapter.
Other teams in the competition were from: University of Florida; University of Puerto Rico; University of British Columbia; Virginia Institute of Technology; Drexel University; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Boise State University; University of Utah; University of Alabama, Birmingham; and University of North Texas.
TMS Student Poster Contest Winners
Forty-nine posters were entered by individuals or teams of students in this year's TMS Technical Division Student Poster Contest. Two winners (one undergraduate and one graduate) are selected from each of the Society's five technical divisions: Extraction & Processing Division (EPD); Functional Materials Division (FMD); Light Metals Division (LMD); Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD); and Structural Materials Division (SMD). Each of the winners received $500. From all of these entries, two posters were selected to receive an additional $500 for the Best of Show Awards.
Best of Show Winners:
Undergraduate: “Microstructure, Phase Evolution and Properties of High Entropy Brasses and Bronzes,” Aarthi Sridhar, Cody Crosby, Mo Zhao, Shifrah Aron-Dine, and Lori Bassman of Harvey Mudd College, and Kevin Laws, Patrick Conway, and Leah Koloadin of University of New South Wales
Graduate: “Investigating Small Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior in Ti-6242S Using Ultrasonic Fatigue and Scanning Electron Microscopy,” Jason Geathers, J. Wayne Jones, and Samantha Daly, University of Michigan
EPD“Photo-degradation of Atrazine with Recycled Glass Filter Functionalized with TiO2,” Luis Laracuente, Amarillys Aviles, Liliana Hernandez, Gerardo Nazario, Jorge De Jesús, and O. Marcelo Suárez, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
FMD“Development of Circuit Integrated Carbon Nanotube Supercapacitors within Doped Silicon Wafers,” Ravi Konjet, Jud Ready, and Stephan Turano, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
LMD“Recrystallization of a Biodegradable Mg-Ca-Sr Alloy,” Matthew Wener, Ida Berglund, Hunter Henderson, and Michele Manuel, University of Florida
MPMD“Characterization of Ni2TiSn Full-Heusler Precipitates in NiTi Based Shape-Memory Alloys for Actuator Applications,” Nicholas Suhar, Oscar Figueroa III, and Michele Manuel, University of Florida
SMD“Microstructure, Phase Evolution and Properties of High Entropy Brasses and Bronzes,” Aarthi Sridhar, Cody Crosby, Mo Zhao, Shifrah Aron-Dine, and Lori Bassman of Harvey Mudd College, and Kevin Laws, Patrick Conway, and Leah Koloadin of University of New South Wales
Graduate Winners:EPD“Carbochlorination of Cerium Dioxide,” Alexandra Anderson and Brajendra Mishra, Colorado School of Mines
FMD“Phase Equilibria of Pb-Sb-Se Ternary Thermoelectric Material System,” Jui-Shen Chang and Sinn-wen Chen, National TsingHua University
LMD“Study of Aluminum Matrix Composite (AMC) Used in the Deposition of Thin Films by RF Sputtering Magnetron,” Ulises Barajas, Anthony Rivera, and Marcelo Suárez, University of Puerto Rico
MPMD“Ab-initio Simulations of Al-Si based Alloys in the Liquid State,” Tara Power, Jeffrey Hoyt, and Sumanth Shankar, McMaster University
SMD“Investigating Small Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior in Ti-6242S Using Ultrasonic Fatigue and Scanning Electron Microscopy,” Jason Geathers, J. Wayne Jones, and Samantha Daly, University of Michigan
The TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2015) offered students invaluable opportunities to compete in lucrative, resume-building competitions, network with professionals, and learn more about the minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering professions. For more information about TMS2015 or student activities at the meeting, visit www.tms.org/tms2015. Photos from TMS2015 are available upon request.
ABOUT TMS The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. For more information on TMS, visit www.tms.org.